Calabash, North Carolina

Calabash is a wonderful little town located in Brunswick County. It is conveniently located about 45 minutes South of Wilmington, 10 minutes North of Little River and about 15 minutes North of North Myrtle Beach. Calabash was originally considered to be part of Little River (which is in South Carolina). Calabash was incorporated in 1973 and in 1989 consolidated with Carolina Shores. In 1998 Carolina Shores was removed.

In the 1940’s and 50’s people started calling Calabash the “Seafood Capital of the World”. You will understand why it has earned this name when you try some of the fresh seafood prepared Calabash-style, a low country style of cooking, in some of the great restaurants in the area.

Calabash also has many specialty stores and local art galleries. You may find goods there that cannot be found anywhere else in the area.

Brunswick County is surrounded by over 30 championship golf courses. It will be hard to make a choice between these 30 courses and the many other courses offered along the Grand Strand.

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Brunswick County Average Temperatures

Month
Air(max/min) Water
January
55/34
49
February
58/36
51
March
66/43
56
April
74/51
65
May
81/59
65
June
85/68
79
July
89/72
80
August
88/71
80
September
85/65
77
October
77/54
77
November
69/45
70
December
59/38
50

Sunny days: 215
Number of sunny days during an average winter month 15
Number of sunny days during an average Summer month 18
Wettest months Aug & Sept
Driest months Oct. & Apr
Hottest day (105 F) Aug. 22, 1983
Coldest day (4 F) Jan. 21, 1985